Did I make a typo in the title of today’s Firestarter? No; I’m playing with the words “temple,” a physical building occupying space, and a temple inside us that occupies time, rather than space. It’s a timple!
I got this idea when St. John talks about the various fruits that come from the Tree of Life throughout the twelve months of the year. Since there is no more a physical temple, but rather the Lamb of God, Christ risen is the temple, this means that the Christ-Temple is always with us wherever we go, all during the twelve months of the year, for God lives inside us.
Taking the idea of yesterday when I invited us to let our every breath praise God, we can be praising God every second of our lives. This will go on and on until the temple of God which is our body gives up its work, passing us on to eternal life and the heaven-temple that will last forever.
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
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